Over the past few months we've dropped word of a few of the BIS Roadmap goodies coming our way, including Facebook 1.5 (still waiting on 1.5, nevermind 2.0!!) and a much improved native Gmail client targeted for July '09 and slated under BIS 2.7 (probably coming later than that). But before we get to BIS 2.7, we have to see BIS 2.6 get rolled out, and we have it on good word that BIS 2.6 will make itself known in March / April (exact timing of release will vary by carrier and NOC).
Now that we have a good idea on when its coming, it seems an appropriate time to take a look at what's new in BIS 2.6. Be sure to check out the slide after the jump for the details. Highlights? I'm most excited about the end of the annoying duplicate message issue when sending emails from device. The ability to edit your signature from the device's wap email settings is a nice addition too. Other subtle changes include visible password entry (less mistakes!) and error messages that are more consumer friendly.
BIS 2.6 Feature Overview
BIS 2.6 UI Changes
BIS 2.6 Gmail IMAP Integration